The BBC and BBC Studios are to move the UK’s television coverage of Eurovision to its Salford hub at dock10 studios at Media City.
From this year the points awarded by the UK professional jury will be announced by the spokesperson from a North West of England location for the first time ever. The result will be beamed live to the Eurovision 2022 Grand Final hosts in Turin, Italy and to a huge global audience in excess of 180 million viewers, making Salford the new permanent production base and broadcast location for Eurovision in the UK.
Other BBC events and shows now produced and broadcast from Salford with BBC include Children in Need and Comic Relief announced last year, as well as A Question of Sport, North West Tonight, Dragons’ Den, BBC Radio 5 Live, Football Focus, Match of the Day, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Breakfast and Blue Peter.
Rachel Ashdown, Commissioning Editor at the BBC said: “The North West of England is famously renowned for its unrivalled musical heritage not just in the UK but across the globe, so it is fitting that from now on the region will be part of the biggest music contest on the planet.”
Suzy Lamb, Managing Director BBC Studios Entertainment said: “We are so thrilled to continue building the expertise and skillset of our production hub in the North. It will be so exciting to welcome the global Eurovision audience to the North West with ‘Good Evening From Salford in Greater Manchester’.”
The BBC’s Eurovision coverage is a BBC Studios Entertainment production, commissioned by Kate Phillips, Director of Entertainment. The Executive Producer and Head Of Delegation is Andrew Cartmell, and the series producer and Assistant Head of Delegation is Lee Smithurst. Suzy Lamb is the MD for BBC Studios Entertainment. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Rachel Ashdown.
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